Having a great sense of style, an eye for detail, and a good idea of colour schemes is only the starting point of a home renovation project. It might seem like good taste is all that’s required when remodeling your home, but there are so many little nuances and questions that only interior designers are trained to ask. Little things such as the size of your desired bed, so they know exactly how to rewire the room for sockets seem so innocuous, but can make a big difference to the quality and feel of the room. A lick of paint and a furniture reshuffle are pretty achievable by yourself, and if you have the time and patience to undertake a big project then you should absolutely go for it, but if you’re thinking about a major overhaul, it’s a good idea to know when to call the designer in.
If the project is too large
If you’re planning a massive overhaul, and want to completely change the look of your home there is so much that can go wrong, so many aspects that require consideration, and so many things that are easily forgotten. If you try to go it alone you could end up spending far more money than necessary by having to redo and reconfigure changes. Interior designers are able to formulate a cohesive plan, not just for the design, but also for the time frame and schedule in which the changes take place. Unless you want to risk your entire home looking like a building site for months on end, major remodeling projects should involve an interior designer from the start.
If you want a specific look
If you’re style focussed, and the homely mismatched thing isn’t your bag, it’s probably worth getting in an interior designer. They’ll be able to look at the space and decide how that look is best achieved, which is slightly more tricky without years’ worth of experience. Consider contacting a company such as Kia Designs who will be able to offer advice on achieving any look throughout your home.
If you have the budget
When you’re planning a redesign on your home, it’s always worth drawing up a budget before anything is implemented. If this budget can stretch to an interior designer, you’ll always get your money’s worth. Hiring a designer can even save you money as they’ll be able to get furniture, paint, and other necessities at a discounted rate. You’ll even avoid the costly mistakes that can come with rushing a DIY remodeling job. So having the budget for a designer is more about having the upfront capital available than the equivalent of the amount of money you’ll have to spend long term without.
If you just don’t have the time
Sometimes our homes can need a whole lot of work, but we just don’t have the time to do it ourselves. Hand over the stress and the responsibility to someone who knows exactly what they’re doing, and you can get on with everything else you enjoy.
Sometimes, remodelling your own home can be a great project for someone with time, patience, and an eye for style. The rest of the time, calling in the professionals just makes perfect sense.